Get a Running Start for School!
The goal of Running Start for School is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students most in need. In these tough economic times, many families that live in Olmsted County struggle to purchase school supplies for their children. This year over 8,300 students in Olmsted County may need our help with getting a backpack and school supplies for school year 2015/2016!
School Supplies Needed List - by July 24!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - get active and participate
- Tuesday, August 18 at GAGE ELEMENTARY in Rochester
- Wednesday, August 19 at Rochester Math and Science and STEM Academies in Rochester
- Thursday, August 20 at FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY in Rochester
Click here for more information and to register as a collection partner.
Post and hand out school supplies needed poster
Pick up a collection bin and help us collect backpacks and school supplies from NOW - July 24!
Share our website on Facebook and Twitter: www.uwolmsted.org/runningstart
Print off posters and shopping lists to give to friends - marketing materials
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-535-5503 for more information or if you want to help
Check out our 2015 CHAMPIONS! Our Champions, including Y-105 and Townsquare Media and all of our collection partners help make Running Start for School a successful collection by giving back to the community.
Make sure you check out our events - click here
You can help by donating money to buy backpacks and school supplies. Please include "Running Start for School" in the Contribution Note.
Eligibility for Free School Supplies
To receive free school supplies, your family must be eligible for free or reduced lunch. Click here for more information about free school supplies.